Primary Healthcare and Hospitals

Region Västra Götaland provides the inhabitants of Västra Götaland with the healthcare and medical treatment that they need. Region Västra Götaland operates 17 hospitals, 121 healthcare centres and 170 public dental care centres. Some care is provided by private centres under contract with Region Västra Götaland.

Primary healthcare

Primary healthcare is responsible for all healthcare and medical treatment that does not require the hospitals’ special resources. Primary healthcare is mainly provided through the healthcare centres. The healthcare centres treat the most common illnesses and often have a children’s clinic, a prenatal clinic and rehabilitation resources, for example physical therapy. They can also offer conversational support and advice through their welfare counsellors or help to stop smoking, lose weight or with other problems that affect health.

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Dental care

Public dental care has clinics for general dental care, specialised dental care and hospital dentistry. 95 percent of the children and approximately 50 percent of the adults in Västra Götaland are public dental care patients. As of 2013, all Västra Götaland citizens are entitled to free dental care until the age of 23 in public or private dental care.

Hospitals in Västra Götaland, Sweden

The healthcare in Västra Götaland is divided into four different geographical areas, with several hospitals in each area. 

Several of Region Västra Götaland’s 17 hospitals provide both emergency and planned treatment in a number of specialised fields. In order to maintain a high level of quality and safety, emergency treatment is concentrated to certain hospitals. Other hospitals specialise in planned care and have developed profiles of their own.

Alingsås lasarett

Angereds närsjukhus

Frölunda specialistsjukhus

Kungälvs sjukhus

NU-sjukvården

Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhus

Skaraborgs sjukhus

Södra Älvsborgs sjukhus

About Region Västra Götaland and Healthcare

Region Västra Götaland is tasked with creating prerequisites for good health on equal terms.

The foundation of good public health is a society where people enjoy good living conditions, a good environment and are able to participate. Public health matters in Region Västra Götaland are the concern of the Public Health Committee in cooperation with other civil society players. But public health work is a responsibility in all activities and operations within Region Västra Götaland.

Region Västra Götaland provides the inhabitants of Västra Götaland with the healthcare and medical treatment that they need. Region Västra Götaland operates 17 hospitals, 121 healthcare centres and 170 public dental care centres. Some care is provided by private centres under contract with Region Västra Götaland.

 

Updated: 2017-06-05 16:22